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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 05:09 PM
So does anyone think Dickey should be back in the band?

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 05:10 PM
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So does anyone think Dickey should be back in the band?


Just had to do it, huh?

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 05:14 PM
My arm was being twisted

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 05:15 PM
Um, no! Not until he gets himself straightened out! I heard about his "performance" in Suffolk recently and it wasn't good.

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 05:27 PM
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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 05:55 PM
Man......I saw this coming......lmao

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 06:34 PM
I haven't seen a bad DB & GS show.

I have seen some less than inspiring ABB shows in that same time period.

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 06:41 PM
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I haven't seen a bad DB & GS show.

I have seen some less than inspiring ABB shows in that same time period.


Hey some people like to dine at Taco Bell....(DB & GS)

and others prefer Braised Rack of lamb with Châteauneuf-du-Pape.... (Derek & Warren)

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 06:59 PM
For my ears, it's not the ABB without Dickey Betts. The other half of the original ABB sound. All of the songs he played on originally do not sound the same without him now. And they never will, and that is a bad thing.

So there! Now fire away, we are in the playpen!

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 07:25 PM
I haven't seen this posted in years. This was Dickey's first interview after his departure.

EW Online was the first publication to report (last Thursday) that founding member and lead guitarist Dickey Betts has been fired from the Allman Brothers' summer tour, which is set to begin June 16 in Virginia Beach. The next day (Friday), the Allmans released a statement confirming that Betts has been replaced by guitarist Jimmy Herring, citing ''creative differences'' as the reason. On Sunday, Betts phoned EW Online to share his side of the story.
Betts tells us he received a fax last week informing him that the other band members had voted him off the summer tour. Betts says the fax implied he needs help with a substance abuse problem. ''It says, 'We hope that you will seek treatment and return to us happy and healthy in the fall,''' says the guitarist, reading from the fax. Betts stongly denies the accusation. Several years ago, he admits, ''I did have a problem [with substances]. I did bow out for a while and I fully admit that I needed help. I was out of line. But not this time. That's why this [fax] is so confusing. I really don't understand what's gone wrong.''

Substance abuse has always been a part of the Allman legacy, of course. In late 1996, for instance, Betts was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault, after allegedly putting a .44 caliber Magnum to his wife's head during an argument about his drug use, according to Betts' hometown Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Betts' wife told police that her husband had been injecting heroin and cocaine before the quarrel, the paper went on to say. But Betts maintained his innocence and charges were dropped after he volunteered to enter a rehabilitation center.

But as far as Betts is concerned, his debauched days are now long over. ''We have no more drug problems in the band,'' he says. For that reason, he remains confused by the band's action and has sought further explanation from other members. After receiving the fax, he says, no one contacted him. So Betts phoned Allman, only to get a bewildering answer. ''I called Gregg, and he was very short with me. He said, 'If you don't know I ain't going to tell you. Just listen to f---ing tapes [from our last show].''

Betts believes that Allman and the others decided that Betts' playing has been compromised by drugs. But the group's recent tour was lavished with glowing reviews, many focused largely on the guitarist's signature style. ''Now, I'm not the kind of guy who likes to look in the mirror and say, 'Oh, you're the best,''' says Betts, who subsequently reviewed the recording of their most recent performance. ''But I listened to those tapes and I thought they sounded pretty good!'' (Band members and Allman management declined to comment on any of these events.)

For his part, Betts thinks there might be other reasons why the Brothers have locked him out. First, he says every member of the band except Betts and Allman are also part of a spin-off group called Frogwings. Jimmy Herring, the guitarist replacing Betts on this summer's tour, plays with that band, which leads Betts to suspect that Frogwings agreed to get Herring in the Allmans. ''I don't want to start making accusations,'' he says. ''But, for God's sake, if that's what the problem is, somebody [should] come to their senses!'' What's more, Betts says that in the past he has suggested that the group cut their shows down from an exhausting three sets to two. ''Our tunes aren't just sing-along tunes, they're very complex. After a few days of that you gotta take a break.'' But he says other members of the band disagreed about shortening their shows.

Despite the turmoil, Betts is optimistic about his future with the Allmans. ''These things happen in families. You get in an argument with your family and it's over [something like] whose turn it is ride the bicycle,'' he says. ''I don't want you to think I don't love these guys. They aren't nasty guys.'' Whatever the rationale, there's no doubt that Allman Brothers fans would love to see Betts climb back on his bicycle soon.

 

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  posted on 11/7/2008 at 10:07 PM
For me Dickey's playing is the quintessential Allman Brothers Band sound. imo I highly doubt they'll play together again, its been too long. hoping he'll be invited to the 40th anniversary celebration. I'll still see them when I can regardless.

 

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  posted on 11/8/2008 at 12:53 AM
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For my ears, it's not the ABB without Dickey Betts. The other half of the original ABB sound. All of the songs he played on originally do not sound the same without him now. And they never will, and that is a bad thing.

So there! Now fire away, we are in the playpen!


the abb isnt the abb without dickey. period

 

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  posted on 11/8/2008 at 08:46 AM
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So does anyone think Dickey should be back in the band?


That depends. Which band?


BHLT

 

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  posted on 11/8/2008 at 09:01 AM
im not even going to attempt to beat this dead horse anymore other than they sound better and are a well oiled machine. Long may they live.

 

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  posted on 11/8/2008 at 11:36 AM
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Whatever the rationale, there's no doubt that Allman Brothers fans would love to see Betts climb back on his bicycle soon


NO.

 

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  posted on 11/8/2008 at 11:41 AM
No.. His drunk ass would prolly just fall off


Hey, this IS the place to act like a 2 year old right?

 

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  posted on 11/8/2008 at 12:18 PM
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I haven't seen a bad DB & GS show.

I have seen some less than inspiring ABB shows in that same time period.


Hey some people like to dine at Taco Bell....(DB & GS)

and others prefer Braised Rack of lamb with Châteauneuf-du-Pape.... (Derek & Warren)


Very Funny and IMO Very True!


 

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  posted on 11/9/2008 at 09:29 AM
Yes... and I do hope and pray NONE of the people here that don't like Dickey , call him a drunk .. and whatever... do not buy tickets for any of the shows he may be at with the ABB... YOUR not invited and it will leave the great seats available for the true fans.. who dig Mexican food whether it's Taco Bell or La Casuelas.

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  posted on 11/9/2008 at 09:54 AM
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For my ears, it's not the ABB without Dickey Betts. The other half of the original ABB sound. All of the songs he played on originally do not sound the same without him now. And they never will, and that is a bad thing.

So there! Now fire away, we are in the playpen!


the abb isnt the abb without dickey. period


Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a 2 way tie.

 

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  posted on 11/9/2008 at 10:45 AM
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do not buy tickets for any of the shows he may be at with the ABB


Somehow I do not think that will be a problem

 

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  posted on 11/12/2008 at 07:33 PM
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I haven't seen this posted in years. This was Dickey's first interview after his departure.

EW Online was the first publication to report (last Thursday) that founding member and lead guitarist Dickey Betts has been fired from the Allman Brothers' summer tour, which is set to begin June 16 in Virginia Beach. The next day (Friday), the Allmans released a statement confirming that Betts has been replaced by guitarist Jimmy Herring, citing ''creative differences'' as the reason. On Sunday, Betts phoned EW Online to share his side of the story.
Betts tells us he received a fax last week informing him that the other band members had voted him off the summer tour. Betts says the fax implied he needs help with a substance abuse problem. ''It says, 'We hope that you will seek treatment and return to us happy and healthy in the fall,''' says the guitarist, reading from the fax. Betts stongly denies the accusation. Several years ago, he admits, ''I did have a problem [with substances]. I did bow out for a while and I fully admit that I needed help. I was out of line. But not this time. That's why this [fax] is so confusing. I really don't understand what's gone wrong.''

Substance abuse has always been a part of the Allman legacy, of course. In late 1996, for instance, Betts was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault, after allegedly putting a .44 caliber Magnum to his wife's head during an argument about his drug use, according to Betts' hometown Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Betts' wife told police that her husband had been injecting heroin and cocaine before the quarrel, the paper went on to say. But Betts maintained his innocence and charges were dropped after he volunteered to enter a rehabilitation center.

But as far as Betts is concerned, his debauched days are now long over. ''We have no more drug problems in the band,'' he says. For that reason, he remains confused by the band's action and has sought further explanation from other members. After receiving the fax, he says, no one contacted him. So Betts phoned Allman, only to get a bewildering answer. ''I called Gregg, and he was very short with me. He said, 'If you don't know I ain't going to tell you. Just listen to f---ing tapes [from our last show].''

Betts believes that Allman and the others decided that Betts' playing has been compromised by drugs. But the group's recent tour was lavished with glowing reviews, many focused largely on the guitarist's signature style. ''Now, I'm not the kind of guy who likes to look in the mirror and say, 'Oh, you're the best,''' says Betts, who subsequently reviewed the recording of their most recent performance. ''But I listened to those tapes and I thought they sounded pretty good!'' (Band members and Allman management declined to comment on any of these events.)

For his part, Betts thinks there might be other reasons why the Brothers have locked him out. First, he says every member of the band except Betts and Allman are also part of a spin-off group called Frogwings. Jimmy Herring, the guitarist replacing Betts on this summer's tour, plays with that band, which leads Betts to suspect that Frogwings agreed to get Herring in the Allmans. ''I don't want to start making accusations,'' he says. ''But, for God's sake, if that's what the problem is, somebody [should] come to their senses!'' What's more, Betts says that in the past he has suggested that the group cut their shows down from an exhausting three sets to two. ''Our tunes aren't just sing-along tunes, they're very complex. After a few days of that you gotta take a break.'' But he says other members of the band disagreed about shortening their shows.

Despite the turmoil, Betts is optimistic about his future with the Allmans. ''These things happen in families. You get in an argument with your family and it's over [something like] whose turn it is ride the bicycle,'' he says. ''I don't want you to think I don't love these guys. They aren't nasty guys.'' Whatever the rationale, there's no doubt that Allman Brothers fans would love to see Betts climb back on his bicycle soon.




do you happen to know what date this was published ??

 

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